BAGHDAD (AFP) - Violence in and around Baghdad on Thursday killed five people, including three senior policemen killed by a bomb close to the former Sunni rebel bastion town of Fallujah, security officials said. The trio were in the town of Garma, near Fallujah, when a magnetic "sticky bomb" attached to their vehicle detonated, a security official said. All three officers - Lieutenant Colonel Khalaf Abbas, Lt Col Dalaf Rashid and Cap Saif Mohsen - died in the explosion, a police official in Fallujah said. Fallujah was the site of fierce fighting in 2004 between US forces and Sunni insurgents, and has long been a rebel bastion, though the area, and Iraq more broadly, has seen a dramatic drop in violence in recent years. In the nearby town of Abu Ghraib, just west of Baghdad, a suicide bomber detonated his explosives vest near a passing army patrol, killing two soldiers and wounding 13 other people, an interior ministry official said, on condition of anonymity. Violence in Iraq is significantly less than in 2006 and 2007 during a brutal sectarian war, but attacks remain common. A total of 211 people were killed in violence in April, according to official figures.